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05
Aug

Submission to the Committee of Ministers in relation to the supervision of the cases concerning the action of the security forces in Northern Ireland (July 2022)

Our latest submission to the Committee of Ministers was drafted for consideration at the upcoming 1443rd meeting (September 2022) of the Ministers’ Deputies. It focuses on issues related to the deeply flawed Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill, which is currently progressing through the UK Parliament. Download the submission here. What is the Committee...
15
Jul

Briefing note – Positive obligations and the Bill of Rights Bill

The Bill of Rights Bill, which will reform UK law relating to human rights, contains some provisions that are theatrical and legally meaningless, but it also contains provisions that will harm the protection of human rights. One of the more harmful provisions is Clause 5 on positive obligations. The proposed changes could increase legal uncertainty,...
07
Jul

Written evidence to the follow-up inquiry of the House of Lords Sub-Committee on the NI Protocol

CAJ has provided written evidence to the House of Lords Sub-Committee on the NI Protocol. Our submission focuses on the UK Government’s plans to being forward legislation to unilaterally modify the NI Protocol, with the stated intention of protecting “the Belfast/ Good Friday Agreement [GFA] in all its dimensions”. Our submission, however, argues that the...
07
Jul

Submission in response to the Ulster-Scots Language, Heritage and Culture Strategy Expert Advisory Panel Recommendation Report.

CAJ has responded to the Department for Communities (DfC) consultation on the Ulster-Scots Language, Heritage and Culture Strategy Expert Advisory Panel Recommendation Report. As a human rights organisation, our primary concern relates to how this strategy can progress compliance with treaty-based human rights standards. Ulster Scots speakers have been recognised as a linguistic minority for over...
04
Jul

CAJ welcomes statement from Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights on legacy bill

CAJ has welcomed a statement from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, released earlier today, which raises serious questions about compatibility of the UK’s legacy bill with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Commissioner Dunja Mijatović’s issued the statement following a five-day visit to the UK, including Belfast. The statement is available...
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